The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Power networking event served with dinner

Power networking event served with dinner
The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter will host “Power Networking Event,” 5:15 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Andiamo’s, 6676 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills. The event is limited to 80 persons and will include a three-course dinner, where participants will dine and meet with a different person for each course, which will represent a round of networking. The cost of the program which includes breakfast and networking is $50 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, call Sharon Kimble at 877-894-2754 or visit

Oakland and Macomb counties rated AAA
Standard and Poors Ratings Services has again confirmed Macomb County’s outstanding AAA bond rating and a “stable economic outlook ahead. The highest rating possible from a Wall Street credit rating firm comes in support of $95.9 million Interceptor Drainage District Bonds which will be used for the Macomb and Garfield Interceptor drain improvement projects and retaining the AAA rating means that Macomb County taxpayers save money with lower interest rates whenever the county has to borrow money. Macomb County, Oakland County and Kent County are the three Michigan counties rated AAA by Standard and Poors. There are a total of 67 in the U.S.

Group Associates launches new website
Bingham Farms-based Group Associates, Inc., a nationwide leader in proprietary benefit management solutions, launched a new corporate website, The company executed the redesign of its website to increase the functionality of the site’s navigation and provide visitors with more detailed information about the company and its employee benefits services, including both benefits administration and group insurance brokerage.

Adcraft Club calls for entries for D Show
The fourth annual D Show is gearing up as Detroit’s ad agencies, production houses and independent artists gather their very best work before the Aug. 27 call for entries deadline of the annual celebration of Detroit creativity. Sponsored by the Adcraft Club of Detroit, the D-Show has evolved beyond recognition of the area’s best advertising to include almost any local creative work experienced by a substantial audience.
Last year’s Best of Show honoree, ‘The Art of War’ created by Universal Images, joins other winners on a free smart phone application created to promote the 2010 D Show.
Entries are accepted for honors in six major categories including digital media and are eligible for Best of Show and other premier awards. College students may enter a special category. All entries are judged by a panel of distinguished creative experts.
The show’s interactive website,, includes links to entry requirements and forms, the Junaio application as well as tangible proof that creativity is alive and well in the D. The D show is the main event of an evening gala at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Wednesday, December 1. Tickets will be available on the D Show website in September. The D Show is a program of the Adcraft Club of Detroit,

National Association of Credit Management awards local resident
The National Association of Credit Management recognized Dawn Wallace Cook of Orchard Lake Village, as the recipient of the 2010 Alice M. H. McGregor Award. She is the treasurer for Newton Manufacturing Company, a Detroit-based business that designs, builds and services hydraulic systems. Cook worked as chairman of the National Association of Credit Management from 2004-2005, overseeing the re-working of the board of directors composition. She is currently a member of the National Association of Credit Management Great Lakes Region Board of Directors.

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